a nearly hairless rodent, Heterocephalus glaber, of eastern African dry steppes and savannas, having two protruding upper and lower front teeth and living entirely underground in colonies, based on a single breeding female and specialized workers of both sexes.
- Naked short selling
noun the practice of selling a stock short without first borrowing the shares or ensuring that the shares can be borrowed as is done in a conventional short sale Examples Some contend that naked short selling is not harmful and that its prevalence has been exaggerated by corporate officials seeking to blame external forces for […]
- Naked singularity
noun 1. (astronomy) an infinitely dense point mass without a surrounding black hole See also black hole
- Naked truth
Plain unadorned facts, without concealment or embellishment. For example, What I’ve told you is the naked truth. This expression supposedly alludes to a fable in which Truth and Falsehood went bathing, Falsehood then dressed in Truth’s clothes, and Truth, refusing to take another’s clothes, went naked. [ Late 1500s ]
- Naked virus
naked virus na·ked virus (nā’kĭd) n. A virus without an enclosing envelope, consisting only of a nucleocapsid.